Hot Topics :

Trump factor stirs up Virginia gov race

by LISA HAGEN  |  Published on October 30, 2017
gillespieed_northamralph_102717gn2_leadPresident Trump waded back into the Virginia governor’s race this week, highlighting the challenges he presents for both Republican Ed Gillespie and Democrat Ralph Northam.

Trump praised Gillespie on Twitter, saying that he’ll be tough on crime and try to protect Confederate monuments. But while Trump’s praise helps Gillespie shore up a conservative voters who were lukewarm on him in the June primary, it also threatens the former Republican National Committee chairman’s standing with more moderate voters.

The president also took aim at Northam, the state’s lieutenant governor, accusing him of being weak on crime and skipping work. The Virginia Democrat has been careful not to make attacks on Trump a centerpiece of his campaign, particularly in the more rural parts of the state, but Trump’s involvement in the race also promises to energize Democratic voters eager to score a win against the president.

Trump’s latest tweets come as Northam maintains a slight edge in the race, with less than two weeks before Election Day. While recent polls have shown the candidates in several drastically different positions, political observers say the race has been remained stable and will likely come to within a few points.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to Veritas Updates

Get your daily dose of news & info from Veritas Updates

Sign up to Veritas Updates for FREE and receive our daily emails.

Veritas Updates – The Truth In News

In today’s world, you need a news source you can TRUST from the vantage point of the Deplorables. Real Americans with Real and Unfiltered thoughts and opinions. Join the over 500,000 Americans who receive our daily dose of NEWS THEY CAN TRUST delivered right to your inbox. Sign up to receive nothing but the TRUTH IN NEWS from Veritas Updates.

We know how important your privacy is and your information is SAFE with us. We’ll never sell
your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time directly from your inbox.
View our full privacy policy.